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, president obama. >> two of those letters never got to their destination. the one to the white house and the one to the senate never got there. but the one to the justice of the peace in mississippi did go there. and james dutchky, authorities have not unsealed the details of the case. but what we were told is that while, it's all about the searches here. that initially they thought that the first suspect, curtis, was in fact the letter-writer because the letters that accompanied the ricin in these three letters to the three public officials, had phrases very similar to ones he had used and members of congress in his online posting. now the theory is that the suspect they've arrested now was merely copying what was publicly available from cust is. they also say that a search of dutschke's house did turn up signs of ricin so now they're focusing air tension on him. >> even though there's strange quirks, he was aapparently also an impersonator? fill in that gap. >> a senior law enforcement -- we knew that curtis that had been arrested in the first time around, was an elvis impersonator
who will be right there with you fighting every step of the way. of course, the obama white house and democrats broadly, have almost always supported the pro choice side of women's reproductive health argument. almost always. since 2010, republicans, particularly in the states but also in congress have made anti-abortion legislating made it one of their top priorities in governing. democrats have a decision to make. democrats the last couple of years had to decide what they would do. would they say with the kind of silent partner they had been for a long time or step up and let their position be known more loudly? they have stepped up more loudly. more publicly, in a way they haven't been comfortable doing in a long time. and today the president putting a cap stone on that when he became the first ever sitting president to address planned parenthood. joining us is president of planet parenthood of america and action fund. thank you for being here. how important is it to have the sitting president address planned parenthood and why has it not happened before? >> i don't know why it
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
former president obama. now, last night i put on the tux for the white house correspondents' dinner the annual ritual that has turned into an overblown spectacle and president obama took his usual swipes at the media, including the cable news networks. >> i know cnn has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is, i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. so, my former advisors have switched over to the dark side. for example, david axelrod now works for msnbc. which is a nice change of pace since msnbc used to work for david axelrod. the history channel is not here. i guess they were embarrassed about the whole obama is a devil thing. of course, that never kept fox news from showing up. >> let's bring back our panel michael medved. you're a film critic. what does this look like to the rest of the country? >> looks like a bunch of insiders talking inside baseball. the number of ordinary americans who immediately pick up the reference to the fact that there was some people who thought that the guy who played satan on the
and other issues. i'll take that up with ross douthat. and president obama takes on some jabs at the media last night's white house correspondents dinner, including a website that's been getting a lot of buzz. >> the media landscape is changing so rapidly. you can't keep up with it. i mean, i remember when buzz feed was just something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. >> but shoot press corps be yucking it up with the white house gang and all chose celebrities? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> the coverage of the boston bombing took a sharp turn this week as the narrative turned to the motivation of the tsarnaev brothers and whether the federal authorities had mangled the case. there was some angry talk about muslims, as much of the media world picked sides, pointed fingers and engaged in ideological snipe iing. >> we might want to rethink how we say do we want to allow any more muslim students into this country? take a period of time two years, three years, four years and just stop that from happening? >> i think we should also have to examine the use of drones on the
is really president obama's chance to get even. and keep this in mind, no one is safe. at the white house correspondents' dinner everyone is fair game. even the president's own cabinet. >> four years later she won't stop drunk-texting me from cartagena. >> reporter: political foes better watch out. in 2009 president obama took this jab at then house minority leader john boehner. >> after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. ♪ ♪ asked the girl what she wanted to be ♪ even pop stars make good targets. >> the jonas brothers are here. they're out there somewhere. sasha and malia are huge fans. but boys, don't get any ideas. i have two words for you. predator drones. you will never see it coming. you think i'm joking. >> reporter: but just how far with can a president go? jon favreau is president obamas former speechwriter. >> these are really hard speeches to do because the really funny jokes you can't use. and then there's a whole bunch of jokes that just sound really cheesy because they're like typical politicia
republican on the foreign relations committee senator bob corker wants president obama to explain reports that the cia has delivered millions of dollars to harmid karzai in a letter to the white house. if the reports are true and indicates a an incoherent policy towards afghanistan. >>> also, it's official hawaiian democratic congresswoman hanabusa get the job. not just hanabusa making moves. busy week in senate news. check out our website, rundown.msnbc.com. we're back with more "daily rundown." >>> live pictures before we go. opening bell ringing on wall street. the markets responding. responding well to the april's jobs report. surprisingly strong number compared when analysts were expecting 175,000 jobs were added. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008. the economy has created an average of compare that to an average of 138,000 over the previous six months. >>> coming up here on "daily rundown" the jobless rate at a four-year low as we noted. get reaction today from the white house. >>> plus, as the national rifle association annual convention gets under way, presid
to take you back to the white house correspondents' dinner where president barack obama is talking about his offensive in washington. >> i am not giving up. in fact, i'm taking my charm offense on the road. a texas barbecue with ted cruz. kentucky blue grass concert with rand paul. and a book burning with michele bachmann. my charm offense has helped me learn a few things in congress. it turns out, absolutely nothing. but the point of my charm offensive is simple. we need to make progress on simple issues. take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. one senator who has reached across the aisle recently is marco rubio. but i don't know about 2016. i mean, the dguy has not even finished a single term in the senate and he thinks he's ready to be president. kids these days. i, on the other hand, have run my last campaign. on thursday, as ed mentioned, i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to ge
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
at large at salon and author of the book "what is the matter with white people?" president obama marked 100 days of his second term and we see headlines like this one. president obama says "i am still relevant." is he finding his voice having an effective audience? how would you rate how he has done on the big issues? pre-k's i give him -- >> -- guest: i give him a b. we focus on the president and act like he has magic powers. a tough he has congress to work with, and the republicans in particular and democrats are to blame at times, too, have devoted themselves to not working with him. a lot of people thought he should have done more on the gun control will. i do not know he had it in his power to move those last six votes on either side. i am more critical on the sequester. newt: on gun control, then " york times" is sending reporters up to kelly ayotte where she is drawing supporters and detractors for her vote against the gun control bill. "the wallheadline in street journal." "theou watching -- washington post e are you watching what is happening? guest: very closely. she is in a purpl
>> next, comments from president obama and conan o'brien from the 99th annual -- white house correspondents dinner hosted at the hilton hotel. ♪ >> thank you. thank you, everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? [applause] rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. [laughter] we are changing things around here little bit. [laughter] were ay, my advisors little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. .ake myself down a peg i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many tags are are there -- pegs left? [laughter] i want to think the white house correspondents. ed, you are doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you have done. [laughter] -- [applause] that is all the dignitaries that are here, everybody on the dais. i especially want to thank ray does outstanding work for our country, all of our men and women in uniform, and of course, our extraordinary first lady, michelle obama. [applause] loves michelle. ,"e's on the
obama made news saying all the options the white house is currently energy syria, boots on the ground, u.s. troops, not one of those options, how surprised are you by that? >> not surprised given the administration's incredible caution. i applaud that we don't want another iraq. we have to act. the syrian opposition is begging for weaponry. assad is wing, broken the blockade of a few bases and the world sort of weight, more moderate members of the foreign army, general broke want al qaeda-aligned jihadist rebels. he says he has more secular forces and begging us for simple things, one way to start if we art rebels, millen anti-tank missiles, they can taken out syrian armor. the fear would be someday they might be used against israeli forces but not talking anti-aircraft missile this is not sophisticate bud could make a difference, i think. i was speaking with someone yesterday and they said this is specifically the kind of weapon we want. very effective against armor. >> what's it called again? >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> they have small arms, but
cartels. >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house for us. this is president obama's first trip to mexico to meet the new president. what is the administration hoping to accomplish on this trip? >> reporter: that's a good point that you make. the first conversation the two are going to have face to face. among the issues that will be spoken about in the course of their conversations this evening of course with mexican president enrique pena nieto. security has potential of overshadowing other topics because since pena nieto came into power in december, he's pressed to end the mexican access granted to u.s. agencies fighting drug trafficking and organized crime which is a shift from his predecessor. the issue of trade is important. one the white house wants to focus. one of the advisers to the president telling us yesterday that they hope specifically to focus on enormous commercial relationship between the two countries. >> real quick, an announcement today? >> announcement of a longtime friend of the president dating back to the 1990s was national finance chair in 2008 and she
. >> who are you looking forward to seeing the most? >> obama, for me. >> enqueue so much. >> next, tonight's 99th annual washington correspondents dinner at the washington hilton hotel here in washington, dc. the dinner includes awards and scholarships to journalists, remarks from white house correspondents association president at henry, and remarks from michelle obama, the president, and comedian conan o'brien. >> i'm going to need everybody to be quiet. i've got some secret video that we shot. the process of what goes into this dinner. you guys out there fight so hard for tickets to this dinner, you fight so hard, push so hard for better table placement, but i was stunned at how intense it got. i thought i had seen it all, until a certain congressman i see sitting up here tried to take over this dinner. , we cannot have you stockpiling all of these tickets, deciding where everybody gets to sit. i really need you to release >> some of these tables. >>>> you know my motto. you scratch my back, i will not last rate yours. >> i have integrity. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourse
us about that conversation? >> reporter: yeah, martin. we're learning that from white house officials that that conversation between president obama and president vladimir putin of russia did take place at some point today. the topic of conversations including syria, where the president expressed concerns over syrian chemical weapons. obviously russia would be a critical ally if the u.s. is to pursue some further intervention in terms of the crisis taking place, the civil war in that country. white house officials telling us the president urged there to be close consultations continuing between secretary of state john minister on this very topic. one of many topics the two men spoke about this afternoon. >> pete, given quite understandable reluctance to engage in yet another military conflict, there now some regret that while the administration obviously had a red line in their minds about syria, that they may now regret having said so publicly? >> reporter: i think there may be privately some regret that this is playing out the way that it is. obviously, the fact that that line was d
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
jeanine: and what do you think the biggest joke is going to be tonight? i mean years of obama car and what are they going to joke about? >> the sequester. with everything going on the planes and white house tours and everything. i think it will be sequester all the way. >> judge jeanine: and brian? >> obviously probably going to be the congress that can't seem to get anything done. universal background checks for guns. nine out of ten americans want it. not going to happen. want them to stop messing around with social security. mean in out of ten americans want them to do that but it is not going to happen. i would point out huh disconnected congress and john boehner and the rest of the house is from the rest of the population. >> judge jeanine: just john boehner? hair reid? >> the entire kaw you cuss. >> i'm glad he took a little bit of blame, there, too. it is not all on or side which it is not. >> judge jeanine: steven crowd hear do you think the big topic will be tonight? >> tough to distinguish between celebrities or fox news anchors. that is a game i lik to play because the attractiv
and the largest single sector in financing the 2012 election cycle. the money is huge, and when president obama came in, you know, he brought in wall street. right into the white house, into the inner core, this was a wall street from beginning to end, top to bottom administration. and you still look at the senior economic officials, they're from city group. once in a while, there's a little diversify, they have jpmorgan, they've had others, but basically, it's really a wall street group. and it's not surprising that we don't have that reform. >> have you ever been to opensecrets.org? it's a great website. i hate it when it was in congress. w we've got the pie chart. my two biggest contributors were owners of dog tracks and bingo parlor. it's a bigger problem. but no, they spell it out, pie graphs, who gave you the money? how much they give from what zip codes. pretty crazy. >> okay. >> a lot of money, bingo. >> i think you're making -- >> which is why foreign policy begins at home. >> yes. >> dr. jeffrey sachs, thank you. stay with us. still ahead, kal penn will be here. he's teamed up with th
... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you know, each white house corre
for kids who don't have very much money so they can attend journalism school. this year fox news white house correspondent ed henry, a good guy, was in charge. henry did a very nice job raising0,000 for the students as part of the event, president obama gets to make fun of everybody, including himself. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. [ laughter ] i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. one thing they do agree on they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. call me self-centered. i could think of one minority they could start with. hello. [ laughter ] [ applause ] think of me as a trial run, you know. see how it goes. this whole trophy billion jay-z going to cuba it's up believable i have 99 problems and now jay-z is 1. that's another rap reference, bill. >> bill: well, i must thank the president for the heads up. sorry to say i am not down with the jay-z song 99 problems. but if it's half as good as cara by jay and the americans i think i'm going to like it. then c
to poisoned letters sent to president obama and other officials two eks ago. kristin welker is at the white house for us. what is the latest in these developments? >> reporter: alec, good afternoon to you. fbi officials confirm that special agents did arrest 41-year-old everett dutschke this afternoon, and authorities in tupelo, mississippi, say that the arrest is in connection with those ricin-laced letters that were addressed to president obama and members of congress. at this point in time though, no charges have been filed and no word on what specific charges will be filed. he is being held in a detention center expected to be arraigned on monday. now, his home was actually investigated by authorities tuesday and wednesday. so reporters have been outside of his house on a number of different days this week, alex. our local affiliate actually interviewed him earlier this week. take a listen to what dutschke had to say. >> i had absolutely nothing to do with those letters and the person that was -- her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i
cain, one of the most vocal critics from that white house with regards to a policy on syria. at what point dot we hear more criticisms from the gop over the obama camp towards this? >> they're walking a very fine line. jackie mentioned, you have a very war wary public after the wars in iran and iraq. as we've seen over the last couple of year, the vast majority of americans want more of a focus on u.s. policy issues. you have the boston bombings over the last two weeks. that's really where americans are going to be focused. so how far do the gop senators want to go with this? we'll see hawks like lindsey graham and john mccain talking a lot about this, but it's not clear yet to the extent to which this is captured the interest of the american people. >> pivot to boston and talk about the investigation. david, your perspective on the radicalization. you have a unique perspective. were you held specifically in the tribal areas of pakistan for about seven months. what did you discover about the militants who were holding you captive, and what can we glean from your experience about the proces
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